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High Courts(Penalty)/ CIC(Penalty)
1 Civil appeal no 9095 of 2012 Arising out of slp (c) no 7529 of 2009
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13 Dec, 2012 Manohar Manikrao vs State of Maharashtra

Para 21 : we may notice that proviso to section 20(1) specifically contemplates that before imposing the penalty contemplated under section 20(1), the commission shall give a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the concerned officer. However there is no such specific provision in relation to the matters covered under section 20(2). Section 20(2) empowers the CIC/SIC as the case may be at the time of deciding a complaint or appeal for the reasons stated in that section, to recommend for disciplinary action to be taken against the CPIO/SPIO as the case may be, under the relevant service rules. Power to recommend disciplinary action is a power the exercise of which may impose penal consequences……
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